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  Constellation families
The constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear)is certainly one of the most famous constellations; it includes the familiar asterism Big Dipper (the Britsh call it the Plow, the Wain or the Wagon; in German it is known as the "Große Wagen").
Lynx (the Lynx), likewise in a barren region, forms a sort of fence in front of the Great Bear.
North of the constellation Leo lies the Leo Minor, the Smaller Lion.
www.maa.mhn.de /Maps/Const/const_family.html   (1030 words)

  
  Lynx (abbr. Lyn, gen. Lyncis)
The Lynx; a faint northern constellation that lies between Auriga to the west and Ursa Major to the east.
The star 10 UMa, for example, is now part of Lynx, whereas 41 Lyn falls within the bounds of Ursa Major.
Lynx is also home to the Intergalactic Wanderer and NGC 2419, a type Sc spiral galaxy (magnitude 9.7; diameter 9.3' × 2.5'; R.A. 08h 52.7m, Dec. +33° 25').
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/L/Lyn.html   (165 words)

  
 Lynx Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The constellation of Lynx is nothing more than a bumpy line running in north-south direction.
It should be almost impossible to imagine the figure of a wild cat, and it doesn't have major celestial objects, Lynx is a constellation that has no interest topics.
NGC2683 is a spiral galaxy lying between constellations of Lynx and Cancer.
www.wingmakers.co.nz /Lynx.html   (859 words)

  
 The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cepheus is a house-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere.
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/stars/constellations.shtml   (2295 words)

  
 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: March Constellations
Cancer is one of the 13 constellations of the Zodiac.
Lynx is visible to the northern hemisphere in February.
Vela is one of the larger of the southern constellations.
www.seasky.org /pictures/sky7b03.html   (845 words)

  
 Lynx
He invented many other minor constellations to fill in the blanks like Vulpecula, Leo Minor, etc. Lynx is one of new constellations, it has neither myths nor legend.
It should be almost impossible to imagine the figure of a wild cat, and it doesn't have major celestial objects, Lynx is a constellation that has no interest topics.
NGC2683 is a spiral galaxy lying between constellations of Lynx and Cancer.
home.xtra.co.nz /hosts/Wingmakers/Lynx.html   (512 words)

  
 Constellation Lynx
An extremly faint constellation of the northern hemisphere.
Lynx was given its name by the Polish Astronomer Johannes Hevelius because only a person with "lynx eyes" would be able to detect this constellation.
Lynx streches from RA=6h 20m to RA=9h 30m and between DECL=34 degrees and DECL=62 degrees, separating Auriga (west) from Ursa Major (east).
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/lynx.html   (101 words)

  
 Lynx
Lynx is not a very well known constellation.
A lynx is a small nocturnal member of the cat family.
One of Lynx's stars is named 10 Ursae Majoris because an astronomer thought it was part of Ursa Major.
www.windows.ucar.edu /cgi-bin/tour.cgi?link=/the_universe/Constellations/lynx.html   (200 words)

  
 Cadeau personnalisé : Nommer une étoile parmi les constellations
Vous pouvez aussi choisir la constellation en fonction des facilités d'observation astronomiques et préférer une constellation qui sera visible à une date particulière de l'année.
Pour vous aider à effectuer votre choix, nous vous présentons ci-dessous des constellations classifiées de diverses façons.
Cadeau personnalisé, nommer une étoile parmi les constellations
www.starbox.fr /constellation/constellationcentre.htm   (202 words)

  
 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Lynx
The story behind the name: Lynx is one of the more recently recognized constellations, having been named by astronomer Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century.
The constellation was supposedly named because it was claimed to be so dim that it could only be seen by a person with the eyes of a lynx.
Also in the Lynx constellation, there is the quasar APM 08279+5255, which is used by astronomers to study topics such as fl hole regulation and growth.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/lynx.html   (115 words)

  
 Hawaiian Astronomical Society Deepsky Atlas - Lynx -- A kind of Cat
Johannes Hevelius (1611-87) named this little grouping of stars Lynx after the European form of the animal in 1690.
While they are quite large, they are all about 50k, and so are easy to view at today's modem speeds.
The first map is a wide area view of the constellation, suitable for naked eye browsing.
www.hawastsoc.org /deepsky/lyn   (378 words)

  
 Constellation du Lynx
constellations Nomenclature et description des principaux objets par zone.
Il écrivit à son propos : « il n'y a là que de petites étoiles et il faut avoir des yeux de lynx pour les distinguer [...] le ciel est trop vide par là pour qu'on laisse ce vide sans le remplir.
Variable de type Mira, la période est de 378.75 jours.
www.astro-rennes.com /constellations/lynx.php   (254 words)

  
 Lynx, mythology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope
The constellation was designed by Johannes Hevelius in 1687, it is a very poor zone in stars and there for that reason Hevelius gave east name him since to see is necessary it to have eyes of lynx of the lynx name, Lynx.
Lynx, is a boreal constellation that crosses the parallel of 50º of very poor North star latitude and practically nothing interesting to observe.
Lynx limits the north with Camelopardalis, to the east with Auriga, to the south with the constellations of Gemini and Cancer and to the west with Leo Minor and the Great Bear (Ursa Major).
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Lyn1.htm   (318 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for lynx   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lynx and Solexa Reach OEM Development Agreement to Accelerate Development of DNA Sequencing Instrumentation.
Dynamics and viability of a metapopulation of the endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus).
Lynx Announces Its Financial Results for Second Quarter 2003; Highlighted by Revenue Growth and Improved Operating Results.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=lynx   (666 words)

  
 Constellaton Lynx   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lynx is one of seven constellations introduced by Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687), a Polish astronomer mostly known for his charts of the lunar surface.
This constellation was created in 1687 by Johannes Hevelius to fill in an area southwest of Ursa Major.
Hevelius acknowledged the faintness of its stars when he wrote that to see this constellation its observers would have to be "lynx-eyed" and named it after the lynx.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/lynx.html   (125 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Lynx   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The northern lynx, Felis lynx, is found in coniferous forests of N...
Lynx Names Mary L. Schramke Acting Chief Executive Officer.
The missing lynx: the lynx may soon become extinct in the lower 48 states.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Lynx&StartAt=1   (666 words)

  
 The Stars and Scopes Glossary
Aquarius (The Water Bearer) is a zodiacal constellation, that is, it lies across the ecliptic, an imaginary line across the sky that the Sun, Moon and all the planets except Pluto seem to move along.
The constellation is often depicted as a sea-goat, a goat with a fish's tail.
Taurus (The Bull) is a zodiacal constellation, that is, it lies across the ecliptic, an imaginary line across the sky that the Sun, Moon and all the planets except Pluto seem to move along.
starsandscopes.net /glossary.php?class=Constellation   (1324 words)

  
 Lynx critical habitat proposal does not include federal lands
Coming across lynx tracks is a rare enough occasion that it’s remembered – even among those who have spent decades exploring the high country around the valley.
Indeed, the current lynx habitat proposal put forth by the USFWS is the result of a lawsuit filed by a number of conservation groups.
Lori Nordstrom, a biologist leading the lynx critical habitat proposal for the USFWS, said designating critical habitat on National Forest lands is unnecessary because those lands are already covered by a plan to preserve lynx.
www.citizenreviewonline.org /nov2005/19/lynx.htm   (1093 words)

  
 Lynx Arc Supercluster
Located behind a cluster of galaxies in northern Constellation Lynx around 12 billion light-years (ly) away, the Lynx Arc is a distant supercluster of extremely hot, young stars.
Because the stars of the Lynx Arc were also very massive, however, most probably exploded as supernovae within a few million years or so, to blast their own, newly created stock of heavy elements into intergalactic space.
This dim northern constellation was named by the Polish brewer and astronomer Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687).
www.solstation.com /x-objects/lynx-arc.htm   (824 words)

  
 eSky: Lynx   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This unremarkable constellation was first described by Hevelius in 1690.
Because part of this star group originally belonged to Ursa Major, Lynx has 'inherited' one of that constellation's stars - 10 Ursae Majoris actually lies within the boundaries of the Lynx.
Lynx looks outward and 'upward' from the galactic disc of the Milky Way, out into intergalactic space.
www.glyphweb.com /esky/constellations/lynx.html   (58 words)

  
 Lynx
The first Lynx isnamed for any of a group of wildcats found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, most commonly known as the bobcat or wildcat; the second Lynx (SP‑2), is a former name is retained; and the third Lynx (AK‑100), was named for a northern constellation between Auriga and Ursa Major.
The second Lynx, a motorboat built in 1916 by George Lawley and Sons Corp., Neponset, Mass.; was purchased by the Navy from Nathaniel F. Ayers 21 April 1917; and commissioned 9 July 1917, Ens.
Lynx served as a patrol boat in the 2d Naval District, Newport until sailing to Europe in August for aviation duty.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/l33/lynx-ii.htm   (146 words)

  
 Lynx - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lynx, common name for four members of a genus of wild carnivores characterized by disproportionately long legs and large, heavy paws.
Helicopter speed in forward flight is also limited because of physical stresses on the blades at high speeds.
Caracal, also Persian lynx, cat native to the savannas and dry, rocky hills of Africa and Asia (Cat Family).
encarta.msn.com /Lynx.html   (164 words)

  
 The Constellation Lynx
The Lynx is quite a large constellation that looks nothing at all like a lynx.
Back in the seventeenth century, when astronomer Johannes Hevelius decided there needed to be a constellation between Ursa Major and Gemini, and began to study the area, he stated, "anyone who wants to study the stars here should have eyes like a lynx," and the name stuck.
Some like to see the constellation as a trail of little paw prints across the sky, like the tracks of a lynx in the snow, and as it turns out, there is a spiral galaxy within the constellation that really does look like a paw print.
www.caribooskies.com /constellations/lynx.htm   (176 words)

  
 Lynx
Though the War of 1812 ended by the time the schooner was completed, the ship was still placed in service in early 1815 and on 3 July sailed from Boston with the nine‑ship squadron of Commodore William Bainbridge, bound for the Mediterranean to deal with the piratical acts of the Barbary Powers against American commerce.
Following this duty, Lynx sailedfor the Gulf of Mexico to operate along the southern U.S. coast and in the West Indies suppressing piracy, continuing on this service for the next 2 years.
The disappearance of Lynx is one of the continuing mysteries of the sea.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/l33/lynx-i.htm   (374 words)

  
 Dim Lynx and Bright Planets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
March nights - in spite of the winter constellations drifting westward, in spite of Gemini and Leo, in spite of whatever planets are about - feature some pretty empty skies.
Hevelius acknowledged the dim stars of Lynx, writing that to see the constellation, observers would have to be "lynx-eyed." It is generally believed he named the constellation not for the nocturnal wildcat with superb eyesight, but was a reference to those "lynx-eyed" who might be able to spot its faint stars.
Though, to the naked eye, a star-poor constellation, Lynx is "home" to several binary star pairs.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/amateur_astronomy/105206   (403 words)

  
 A Night in Lynx
It is like most of Lynx, somewhat of a no-man's land from a bright star standpoint.
The galaxy is very easy to locate in the SE corner of Lynx, where a Telrad's outer 4 degree circle sits touching the two mag 3 stars at the southern end of the constellation.
Moving on to NGC 2329, it is relatively easy to locate the field using a few of the brighter stars in the south of Lynx and the pair of mag 3 stars that form the front "foot" in Ursa Major.
plettstone.com /AstronomyByMichelle/reports/010800.htm   (1443 words)

  
 Star Tales – Lynx   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The French astronomer Pierre Gassendi wrote that Hevelius had the ‘eyes of a lynx’ and this constellation can be seen as an attempt to demonstrate that.
Lynx fills a blank area of sky between Ursa Major and Auriga that is surprisingly large – greater in area than Gemini, for exampleÊ– but apart from one third-magnitude star it contains no stars brighter than fourth magnitude.
Lynx as shown on the Uranographia of Johann Bode.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/lynx.htm   (220 words)

  
 Lynx   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lynx is a dim constellation, and that is one reason it bears its name.
The alpha star at the Southern end of Lynx is a nice binary in particular.
The name was given, not because the constellation is shaped like a Lynx, but that in order to see it, a person needed "lynx eyes."
www.brandonjaynes.com /education/?Lynx   (87 words)

  
 Photos
M64 is in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
M51 (the Whirlpool) is 37 million light-years distant, in the constellation of Canes Venatici.
(28 Jan 2005) NGC 2683 is an Sb-type spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Lynx, at a distance estimated to be at least 16 million light years.
home1.gte.net /vze3v8nq/photos.html   (2139 words)

  
 lynx - Definitions from Dictionary.com
A WWW browser from the University of Kansas for use on cursor-addressable, character cell terminals or terminals emulators under Unix or VMS.
Lynx is a product of the Distributed Computing Group within Academic Computing Services of The University of Kansas.
Lynx was originally developed by Lou Montulli, Michael Grobe and Charles Rezac.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/lynx   (318 words)

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